After three years of planning and development, GNOME 3.0 is here. This new version of GNOME delivers an exciting new interface, major improvements under the hood, and enhanced applications. The GNOME release team’s official announcement congratulates and thanks the GNOME community for its hard work on the release:
GNOME 3.0 would not have come to exist without the passion and incessant work of hundreds of people from our community, and without the support of our users. Thanks to the artists, bug triagers, designers, documentors, hackers, packagers, testers, translators and to everybody else who helped us reach this milestone!
You can read about all the changes in GNOME 3.0 in the release notes, and you can find out more about the background and reception to GNOME 3 in the official press release.